Target Shooting

Target Shooting (previously known as Musketry) has been associated with Glenwood from its very beginnings. Before 1929, when Glenwood was still known as the Technical High School, the shooting took place on a range where the City market stood. Thanks to the zeal of Col E.T. Jones, Lieut Bauling can Capt Kenmuir, the School had already won a proud reputation in Natal shooting.

The peak years were from 1927 – 1934 when the School won the Natal Grand Challenge Trophy on 6 occasions in 8 years.

Since the move to ZK Matthews (then Nicolson) Road in 1929 target shooting reached a remarkably high standard; at various times the School was the proud possessor of the Senior Challenge Shield – most coveted of trophies; the Frank Stevens Shield is more difficult of all to win; the DLI Sergeants Memorial Shield for brick shooting; the Oliff Shield and many gold and silver medals and cross-arms awarded on Imperial Challenge and inter-Provincial results.


Imperial Challenge Shield (top 100 schools in the British Empire): 1924, 1944
Skilpad Shield (all schools in South Africa): 1938
Natal Grand Challenge Trophy: 1924, 1927, 1928, 1930 – 32, 1934, 1957, 1959, 1964 – 67, 1970, 2003
Natal Mounted Rifles Shield (for senior rapid): 1955, 1957, 1963 – 65, 1969, 2004
Natal Senior Challenge Shield: 1924, 1925, 1965, 1966, 2002, 2003
The Oliff Shield, Natal Cadet Bisley (for juniors): 1923 – 26, 1959, 1965, 1966, 1981, 2003